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ERIC Number: EJ1001426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
Evaluating Training Programs: Development and Correlates of the Questionnaire for Professional Training Evaluation
Grohmann, Anna; Kauffeld, Simone
International Journal of Training and Development, v17 n2 p135-155 Jun 2013
Psychometrically sound evaluation measures are vital for examining the contribution of professional training to organizational success in a reliable manner. As training evaluations tend to be both time-consuming and labor-intensive, there is an increasing demand for economic evaluation inventories. Simultaneously, evaluation measures have to meet psychometric standards. The present paper develops a time-efficient training evaluation questionnaire that (1) has psychometrically sound properties; (2) measures more than the participants' reactions; and (3) is widely applicable across different training contents, thus allowing for comparisons of training programs within and between organizations. The Questionnaire for Professional Training Evaluation is primarily developed for use in practice but is also applicable to field research and covers short-term as well as long-term training outcomes. Analyses based on a total of n = 1134 employees show the stability of the factor structure and hint at the questionnaire's differential and discriminant validity. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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